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"Operation Gangsgiving" lands 36 people in jail

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By WRCB Staff

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- The pre-holiday operation dubbed "Gangsgiving" landed 36 people in jail for outstanding warrants, parole and probation checks, in attempts to head off the senseless violence that seen in recent weeks.

The operation consisted of 65 officers and agents from Chattanooga Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, F.B.I. and the A.T.F.

The operation was geared toward addressing a specific issue, it will not be the last of its kind. Law enforcement officers are taking an aggressive stand against the violence that seems to surround is particular criminal element. Flexing the use of specialized personnel and other available resources will continue to be used to address arising issues as it pertains to matters of public safety.

Totals for "Operation Gangsgiving": 

  • Total people arrested-36 (includes gang members)
  • Gang members arrested-20
  • Total Charges-76 (including warrants served)
  • Warrants Served-49
  • Guns seized-5
  • Drugs seized- 38 grams of marijuana and 2 grams of crack cocaine
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